To protect our beautiful planet and make the most of our local green spaces we want to work with communities in Bridgend and think differently on how we use these spaces in the future.

In the coming weeks, we are engaging with our customers and residents to determine whether there is any appetite to do more on our green spaces.

Some of the ideas we are considering include,

Growing Fresh Food and Creating Orchards: Imagine plucking apples or harvesting vegetables from a community garden. We’re eager to explore the potential for producing fresh produce right here in Bridgend.

Creating Tiny Forests with Walkways and Classrooms: Let’s transform pockets of green into enchanting mini-forests with pathways, where you can explore and learn about the wonders of nature.

Planting Native Shrubs and Trees: Native plants are essential for supporting local wildlife, from the birds to the bees. Introducing more of them can foster a thriving ecosystem right on our doorstep.

Creating Allotments and Food Gardens: We’re thinking about raised beds and sheds, making it easier for residents to grow their food and become more self-sufficient.

However, we firmly believe that the most successful projects are those that are built on the input and involvement of the community. Your voices matter, and we want to hear them. That’s why we’ve scheduled the following community drop-ins to facilitate our discussions:

  • Monday, 20th November, 2 – 6 pm, Wildmill Community Centre, CF31 1SP.
  • Tuesday, 21st November, 3-6 pm, Bryntirion Community Centre, CF31 4TJ.
  • Wednesday, 22nd November, 3.30 – 6 pm, Noddfa Community Centre, CF34 0PB.

Once we have gathered your feedback, we will set our sights on identifying funding opportunities to breathe life into these initiatives and ensure they thrive.

We want to know—do you have ideas, thoughts, or dreams for our green spaces? Your input is an invaluable part of the process, please give us your feedback by completing this short survey.

We also encourage you to spread the word about this project (which we’re calling our Growth For Good Project) with friends, family, and neighbours who share a passion for sustainability and biodiversity. There may be a local community member who has been waiting for an opportunity like this.

If you’re eager to roll up your sleeves and actively participate in planting and nurturing these initiatives, we welcome your extra pair of hands with open arms.

As always, if you have any questions or need more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to support you every step of the way.